The 1,400-Piece Puzzle

Just like a car that requires maintenance to operate reliably, the Merom Generating Station gets preventative maintenance during scheduled outages. Often occurring in the spring when energy demand is low, generation on a single unit is halted. Boiler tubes and duct work are inspected and repaired — along with about 1,400 other tasks that must be completed in a meticulously calculated order.

Rising to the Sky

When you hear it, it is a distinct buzzing sound. It is a little louder than a bee buzzing nearby. If you look up, you might find it – a drone flying overhead. This equipment is no longer just for hobbyists, it has become an intricate tool used by electric utilities to increase safety and grid resiliency. Hoosier Energy is using this equipment for monitoring rights-of-way and powerlines that can transmit up to 345kV of energy. This improves safety, reduces response time and saves money.

Transformer to Help Improve Reliability

A backup transformer is stored on-site at the Merom Generating Station, which will improve response time if the current transformer needs replaced.

What causes power outages?

Have you ever wondered what causes a power outage? Glance up to the sky and the answer likely lies above.